Not really in the spirit of "Protect and Serve", I think this could easily be mistaken for sneaky and rotten
I actually do spot cops like this, it's rare to get to photograph them like this though.
But I circled back to get a shot from across the intersection, to give him a chance at redemption if he wasn't sitting to snipe the oncoming traffic, but that is exactly what he's doing. Big surprise right? Is there anything impossible about a cop hanging out where they can be seen?